Physicists able to "create and fully control a Schrӧdinger's cat ion" with microwave radiation

01/19/2015 - 00:00

Physicists at the University of Sussex have tamed one of the most counterintuitive phenomena of modern science in their quest to develop a new generation of machines capable of revolutionizing the way we can solve many problems in modern science.

The strange and mysterious nature of quantum mechanics is often illustrated by a thought experiment, known as Schrӧdinger's Cat, in which a cat is theoretically both dead and alive simultaneously.


Ref:  ‘Generation of spin-motion entanglement in a trapped ion using long-wavelength radiation', by K. Lake, S. Weidt, J. Randall, E. D. Standing, S. C. Webster, and W. K. Hensinger, is published  in Physical Review A [Phys. Rev. A 91, 012319 (2015)].